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Wonder Woman Returning To TV As Series Written And Produced By David E. Kelley
Deadline Hollywood ^ | Friday October 1, 2010 | NELLIE ANDREEVA

Posted on 10/01/2010 11:13:34 PM PDT by tlb

The Practice's David E. Kelley, has come on board to write and produce a new series project about the female superhero. The project, from Warner Bros. Television where Kelley is based, and Warner Bros.' DC Entertainment, will be taken out to the networks shortly.

Kelley, who has created several female-centered shows, most notably Ally McBeal, had been interested in tackling a contemporary take on the World War II-era Amazon.

Details on the reboot are being kept under wraps, and it is not clear if the new Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince will keep her signature powers and weapons, including her Lasso of Truth, her indestructible bracelets, her tiara and her invisible airplane.

Warner Bros. TV has brought DC characters to the small screen before, most recently with the CW's Superman-themed Smallville, which is in its 10th and final season, and Fox's Human Target, which returned for a second season.

But Wonder Woman has presented a challenge both for feature and TV creators. That's probably because she is the most famous female superhero in the testosterone-dominated comic world. And because she also is a big feminist icon. (Reps for Warner Bros. TV and Kelley declined to comment for this story.)

On the feature side, a Wonder Woman film has been in development hell for a decade at Warner Bros., with Joss Whedon at one point attached to write and direct for producer Joel Silver. In May, Warner chairman and CEO Barry Meyer confirmed that a new Wonder Woman feature is in development. There has been a concerted effort on part of Time Warner lately to better mine the DC properties across different platforms. The film division is expected to announce a slate of DC movies by the end of the year that would probably include Wonder Woman.

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: amazon; kelley; lame; remake; warner
Hippolyta meets Ally McBeal. Perhaps with Snooki flying the plane.


1 posted on 10/01/2010 11:13:37 PM PDT by tlb
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2 posted on 10/01/2010 11:16:54 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

You Betcha!


3 posted on 10/01/2010 11:27:21 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: tlb
Wonder McBeal? Ally McWoman?

I don't know, sounds like a weird creative marriage to me.

4 posted on 10/01/2010 11:31:50 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: tlb

WE all know that Sarah is Ronald Reagan in a dress, Betsy Ross, Annie Oakley,and Wonder Woman all wolled into one.


5 posted on 10/01/2010 11:34:22 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: Slyfox

OK, You win! LOL

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!! that was brilliant!


6 posted on 10/01/2010 11:35:38 PM PDT by Danae (Analnathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do che'l de'nmha.)
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To: Cincinna

You forgot Margaret Thatcher. And Esther. ;)


7 posted on 10/01/2010 11:37:43 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Danae; Slyfox
Dang, you beat me to the Photoshop.

Knowing Hollywood, I bet they put Michelle MyBelle into the costume and call the series Wonder Wookie.

(Insert your own pic here).

Cheers!

8 posted on 10/01/2010 11:38:15 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: tlb
She's put on a little weight since we last saw her...


9 posted on 10/01/2010 11:40:37 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: grey_whiskers
WONDERWOMAN'S CHEIF NEMESIS


10 posted on 10/01/2010 11:41:52 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Is that?...I can’t rightly say, but...I think that is...Barney Frank.


11 posted on 10/01/2010 11:43:58 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Must be dressing up for the guys again...


12 posted on 10/01/2010 11:44:51 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: RonDog

Sarah is an all American phenomenon.Sarah is the all- American girl, and so much more.


13 posted on 10/02/2010 12:02:04 AM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: tlb

with David it is going to turn or start political.


14 posted on 10/02/2010 12:09:52 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: tlb
...the new Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince will keep her signature powers and weapons...

...but will notably be bringing forth a new, refreshingly hip, militant, "raised by Amazons", homosexual agenda.

15 posted on 10/02/2010 12:48:09 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: tlb

16 posted on 10/02/2010 12:59:45 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Slyfox

my first thought, but I knew someone would have already taken care of it! thanks


17 posted on 10/02/2010 3:25:11 AM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: tlb
I never could get past the pure fantasy angle of the character of a woman who really wanted the truth.
18 posted on 10/02/2010 3:30:13 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

As in, “Do these pants make my butt look big?”
Every time my daughter asked me that I’d tell her, “No, it’s not the pants that make your butt look big.” She finally stopped asking me.


19 posted on 10/02/2010 4:39:41 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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20 posted on 10/02/2010 5:16:56 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Helen Thomas???


21 posted on 10/02/2010 5:20:49 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: tlb

I thought Joss Wheedon was pushing to do a WW show. I think he’d probably do a better job with the character than the McBeal person.


22 posted on 10/02/2010 5:25:42 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: tlb

Maybe they could also re-do The Million Dollar Woman.

Maybe re-make Knight Rider, too.

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[The new Hawaii 50 does seem to be a hit. Why did they had to mangle the memory of the original, however?]


23 posted on 10/02/2010 5:31:26 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: tlb

TV is now run amok with super women everywhere. Ass kicking pint sizers is in vogue.

The truth is to be seen on the streets where the average size is extra large


24 posted on 10/02/2010 5:45:18 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: tlb
One or two years ago, and episode of "Bones" featured the star as Wonder Woman, and it was really, well..wonderfully done..maybe there's a clip somewheres someone can find...

BTW..let's bring back XENA, the Warrior Princess..

25 posted on 10/02/2010 6:02:16 AM PDT by ken5050 (The meek shall inherit the earth, but no way Kendrick Meek beats Marco Rubio)
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To: Slyfox

Is it any wonder that Star Wars 3-D will be coming out in 2012...just in time for the presidential election...


26 posted on 10/02/2010 6:31:25 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: tlb

Gee, I wonder which black actress they will cast as Wonder Woman?


27 posted on 10/02/2010 7:09:33 AM PDT by CondiArmy
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To: ArmstedFragg

Bet on the character being “quirky”


28 posted on 10/02/2010 7:10:18 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Pardon him...he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe ... are the laws of nature)
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To: Slyfox

LOL Evil doers’ worst nightmare. Red, white and blue are defintiely attractive colors for her.

“RATS, RINOS and COMMIES: Your days are numbered.”


29 posted on 10/02/2010 7:52:18 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Dahoser

One of mybfavorite commercials.


30 posted on 10/02/2010 1:36:14 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: R. Scott
Every time my daughter asked me that I’d tell her, “No, it’s not the pants that make your butt look big.” She finally stopped asking me.

Yes, but what do you do when it's Mama asking?

31 posted on 10/02/2010 2:05:38 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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My late wife was smart enough not to ask.


32 posted on 10/02/2010 2:10:33 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: R. Scott
My late wife was smart enough not to ask.

Sometimes I wonder how I would do without mine...I avoid following that train of thought very far.

33 posted on 10/02/2010 6:18:42 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Rosie, is that you?


34 posted on 10/03/2010 12:50:59 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: R. Scott

No, your butt makes your pants look big.


35 posted on 10/03/2010 12:52:56 AM PDT by tdscpa
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